Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism, google maps mashup, google video

New Video in the Star Viewer Map

I've added a new amazing animation of the Pillars of Creation to the Star Viewer Map. To view the new video just pick Pillars of Creation 2 from the map sidebar or from the Recently Added link at the bottom of the map.

I've also renamed the map Star Movie Map and changed its location on the web. The address for the map is now

http://starmoviemap.appspot.com/

The map is now hosted on Google App Engine which means that it should never be affected by traffic. A couple of times this map has been picked up and mentioned on TV programmes. The resulting traffic has overwhelmed the map's servers. Now the map is hosted on Google App Engine it shouldn't be affected by traffic surges.

So, in theory, the Star Movie Map should always work.